Who we support
Rehability CIC offers support to people who are homeless by providing safe and secure accommodation. Our accommodation is offered with the opportunity to access our supported living model, whereby we help people begin to rebuild their lives, learn new skills and with the aim to help our tenants move on to live independent lives.
We work in direct partnership with several organisations and will actively signpost individuals to other organisation which could be of benefit.
Once we have received the individuals application, we will work with them to understand their needs and design a bespoke wrap around support package which has been tailored to meet their needs. Our dedicated support team will then work closely with them to provide a wide range of support such as; arranging appointments, benefit claims, food shopping, educational lessons, financial budgeting, signposting for substance abuse and mental health support as well as many other forms of support.
Each support package is expected to vary from 3-6 hours support per week from ourselves as the landlord and if further support was required then we would work with the relevant provider to ensure this is being delivered.
The intensive housing management and support will hopefully provide the individual with the tools to be fully self-sufficient and able to make their own choices about what their future holds.
The Homeless Problem in the UK
Long-term homelessness is a problem in many communities around the world including the United Kingdom. On most nights, there are as many as 219,000 (figure from Crisis 2019) homeless people on the streets in the UK. The homeless include men, women and children of all ages who are trying to find a bed in emergency or more permanent accommodation.
The Definition of Homeless
The definition of homelessness means not having a home. A person is counted as homeless if they have nowhere to stay and are living on the streets, but one can be homeless even if they have a roof over your head. A person is counted as homeless if they are: staying with friends or family; staying in a hostel, night shelter or B&B, squatting; at risk of violence or abuse in own home; living in poor conditions that affect their health or living apart from your family because you don't have a place to live together.
Why are People Homeless?
There are many reasons that people find themselves homeless. While some people see the homeless as a burden on society or as lazy people who refuse to help themselves, the fact is that anyone could find themselves without a home due to loss of a job; family and domestic violence and family breakdown; limited access to affordable housing; circumstances like natural disasters; poor physical and mental health; or addictions.
Many people live wage to wage and losing their job would mean finding themselves without the means to pay rent, and they could end up on the street.
Family and domestic violence and the breakdown of families can lead to one partner or a partner and children finding themselves without accommodation. There are almost no shelters or assistance for men escaping domestic violence and there is a great need in our society to help all people who need support.
The homeless also include people who are addicted to alcohol, drugs or who have mental health issues, which makes them incapable of holding a job or taking care of their financial responsibilities. There are rehabilitation facilities and supported accommodation services for people to get help, but if they aren’t ready to change their lifestyle or acknowledge they need assistance, it can be hard to help them live a healthy and connected life.
Another reason for homelessness is the lack of affordable housing. The housing markets in the largest cities in the United Kingdom are tight and expensive. Workers who are living on a tight budget or who have low paying jobs may not be able to afford to pay rent in many areas of these cities. They have to live where they can afford and that often means living in dangerous and deprived areas of a city or a long way from where their job is.
Domestic Violence and Abuse
Rehability UK Support offer accommodation in key locations in the UK, helping to protect victims of domestic violence and abuse when home is no longer a safe place. We support and empower victims to reclaim and maintain their fundamental human rights to safety and freedom.
Women and men experiencing domestic and family violence will be supported by our well trained team to assist them to plan their net steps while living in a safe place, including supporting victims to return home safely, where possible, and into safe and table housing in time.
Our services include supported accommodation, safety planning and support, and other crisis support for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness due to domestic and family violence.
Our team respect the choices that clients make and offer additional support through assistance with sourcing confidential and professional counselling, information and referrals for options in housing, medical, legal, income, advocacy and connection to community.